Articles by Caitlin Sims
Jenifer Ringer’s fresh start on the West Coast
When Jenifer Ringer retired from New York City Ballet in 2014, to New York audiences it felt like the departure of an old friend. She had brilliant technique … Continue reading
When hypertalented ballet competitors achieve acclaim at a very young age, what is left for them to master? A great deal, according to their coaches.
Aran Bell bounces into the 2011 documentary First Position on a … Continue reading
Two studio owners who forgot they were competitors
Every studio has a story. And when two or more are gathered in a 15-mile radius, behind-the-scenes drama and regional rivalries often figure prominently in their histories. In … Continue reading
Three successful competition studios that differ in size and location have at least one thing in common.
For studios big and small, attending conventions and competitions is a chance for students to explore beyond the walls … Continue reading
Martha Eddy has created a movement class to counter the side effects of cancer treatment.
As Melinda Teutschel begins teaching an early afternoon Moving For Life class in Pleasant Hill, California, the dancers stand in a … Continue reading